HELP fixing lawn mower; Strong metal adesive recommendations please?
I have a damaged magnetic drum that provides the voltage sparks to my lawn mower motor that is split into 2 pieces.
Unfortunately, despite my internet search this part is no longer available. I tried the typical 2 parts epoxy glue unsuccessfully (drum would split again at the same exact location with simply manually cranking the motor).
I wonder if anyone has strong adesive recommendations that could potentially achieve the task. Or maybe some after market mod kit to allow me to fix the motor?
I bought a new mower yesterday evening and despite my old mower 15 years of age, the new Chinese manufactured piece of garbage will not come close to the efficiency of the old mower if I can fix it.
I will more likely return the new mower and buy better quality but I would hate to trash a good piece of equipment simply because the part is not available. I would like to keep the old one as back-up for my self and my sons (or other family members, friends) in the eventuality of failure or maintenance of any of the ones we are using. Yesterday evening was the first time I could cut my grass and the front of my house looked like an abandoned property for a couple weeks and I do not want to go through this again. I have not touched the back of the property yet as I will do that this evening and that will be be the big test on the new mower I bought yesterday evening. If that thing behaves as it did yesterday, it is definitely going back to where it came from.
Any help recommending how to fix the old but quality mower would be greatly appreciated!
If this helps, the motor is a TECUMSEH and the model number is TVS90...
Worked really hard to smugle those parts from the US but... they're not here yet!
The following items have been shipped to:
using Xpedited Canada (2-6 days)
Name Code Qty Each Options
TEC FLYWHEEL KEY 611004 / 611004
I was not taking this lightly, for some reason could not find anything in Canada. Many sites would state it was no longer available when trying to complete purchase. Some would simply not deliver to Canada. With the help and leads from Polkersince85, TNRabbit and gdb, I did not give up and finally I've been successful. I spent a few nights searching trying to order from various places, I managed to get the flywheel from http://www.jackssmallengines.com/tec...arts_index.cfm (as per Polkersince85 lead) and got the key pins from elsewhere as I was not successful at ordering them from http://www.jackssmallengines.com/tec...arts_index.cfm (they probably carried them but somehow could not find them). Patience paid off but this was a pain and will cost 30 - 40% but the mower should run for many more years (I would not be surprised it would run longer than the new mower).
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It will more likely take a while before I get the parts so I'll use the new mower in the mean time. After I get the parts and successfully restart the engine, I'll do a good PM on it (typical oil change, spark plug, new filter...). Hopefully, should work like a new one when all done.
Gdb I was not taking this lightly, the flywheel turns at roughly 3000 RPMs and I realize an adhesive fix might have just worsen the situation. Now, I can recycle the old flywheel and give it coffee brewing duty as mentioned my Canuck pan is 30 years old, good idea you think? :tongue:
Thank you all and have a great weekend!
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